Alabama Getaway-> Greatest Story Ever Told, Dire Wolf, Me & My Uncle-> Big River, Cold Rain & Snow, Easy To Love You, Althea-> Lost Sailor-> Saint Of Circumstance Shakedown Street-> Samson & Delilah, Ship of Fools, He's Gone-> The Other One-> Drums-> Black Peter-> I Need A Miracle-> Bertha-> Good Lovin', E: Johnny B. Goode, E: Don't Ease Me In
2nd set minus ship of fools and don't ease; See info file for details; SBD>MC>DAT>CDR; via neo_levo/candyman FTP
October 8, 2016 Subject:
Too high. Med tent!!!
Still #1 Black Peter for me is Red Rocks 7/28/82, as a whole, and since I was there live, a bit of bias; but for the vocals per se, yup, this is likely the finest of them all.
And yes, thanks Terrapin for a review worthy of the show- what more to say, groove on, brutha!
August 31, 2012 Subject:
The Black Peter is so outrageously executed it is really something to behold!An Incredibly dirge like tempo, with nary a note out of place by anyone. So refined and eloquent, yet completely without ornamentation or excess. The bare, economical ascension to the songs very essence,loss, is expressed with such beauty it hands over the transcendence of tragedy with joy. However fleeting it may be... Great art is like that. Makes it seem easy.
Brent is getting warmed up and as a whole the band is getting hot. Here they are at 15 years in,half way home, and the general format that will keep for the rest of their long strange trip,has been hammered out.
It is great to hear another soloist,Brent,who has such a great sense of melody. A counterpoint to Garcia.
Reviewer:Ox Fall Down
November 20, 2006 Subject:
Where is the Charlie Miller version?
I can't find it. Is this it? I only see one version and no mention of his name in the stats.
September 5, 2006 Subject:
Real Nice One!
The upgrade is so good if you can get it. Great show from the darkhorse year of '79. Head spinning good.
A one skull review because an encore is missing?
What the heck is that. Giving it...four skulls.
I'm keeping the other skull for Donna.
August 14, 2006 Subject:
I agree with everything that "swinnies" said. I just picked up cmiller's upgrade of this, and it's amazing. Definitely one of the best sets from a great year.
March 23, 2006 Subject:
the previous reviewer(terrapin)is dead on. he's gone > TOO is a trip through the jungle, you better be prepared. the > alone between these two numbers is pretty heavy. the drums and space is definately trippy and leads into a sloooow black peter. may be too slow for my tastes, but 'miracle' spices things up and bertha > good lovin is needed to recover from the serious space out....you have no idea until you listen to this one....don't be fooled by the ratings, this is a must have...
the shakedown is solid, and while not as well-jammed as it's big brother 12.9, it is a lot longer and drawn out, and in fact there are teases in this shakedown that are present in the 12.9 one....
get the miller second set which was seeded at tmnsp....incredible sound and performance
February 2, 2006 Subject:
where's the second encore
don't ease me in?
November 14, 2005 Subject:
I have an upgrade to circulate...cm
March 7, 2005 Subject:
Manna from Heaven
I understand that the Grateful Dead canon is more than 2000 shows, some with multiple sources here on the Archive, but for the life of me, I cannot understand why (1) this show has received just over 700 views and (2) that no one has reviewed it.
That said, we've been sleeping on a nice slice of late '79 brilliance. First, clean SBD recording with great balance and the right mix of each band member. Second, um, set list set list set list. I know we can be seduced into checking out a show merely based on the set list, but this is one time where the steak is every bit as good as the sizzle. Shakedown opener that just refuses to not funk, nearly 16 minutes of loose jammed perfection into a picture perfect Samson. Ship of Fools (missing). He's Gone begins with a typically Weir comment about another "slow tune", but wow, one of the stand out He's Gone I have ever heard, (and I'm a particular fan of this tune). The time signature is set on "molassas", as any good He's Gone should, slow and slinky, with Jerry just punctuating the words and laying down some killer lead riffs. I would put this version up with my all time favorites, just really well done, and the outro jam stretches this past the 16 minute mark (yes, you read that correctly). The Other One lifts off from the ruins of the post Gone jam, Phil litering the audio landscape with bomblet after bomblet, the band just in a sick groove. A post O1 jam leads gets the clock to just about an hour pre-drums.
I'm not a huge fan of pre-84 Drums/Space sequences, but the Peter out of Space is as tight and well played as you are going to hear. An up tempo trio, Miracle>Bertha>Good Lovin fills out the set, an interesting song selection, as Bertha>Good Lovin would typically pop up at the beginning of a 1st or 2d set, but after all the heaviness, perhaps a need to rock out was warranted.
This is a 5 star SET, not show, in my opinion. The band was really in a groove during the late 1979 period, in some ways, I wonder if it is because Brent was new, they were more willing to experiment, try different things, etc. There are a number of 5 star performances, including 10/31, 11/1, 11/9, 12/28, and 11/24 that I would also recommend.
If you want the 1st set, there is an AUD available. Be mindful that there is a fade out to the first part of drums, so I'm not sure if it has been edited (for you completists out there), but you'd be a fool to NOT get this show post haste.